Methodist in the Media

Joslyn Art Students Bring Light to Methodist Hospital Garden

Published: Oct. 14, 2022

In the two years since opening the Adam M. Koslosky Reflection Garden, patients and their families, even exhausted doctors and staff have found their way to the garden. But Kathy Kolosky said they had to walk down a path that was missing something.

“They’d come out the door and think they were on a loading dock and they weren’t in the right place,” she said of the gray concrete walkway from the hospital to the garden. “And we had this huge canvas of all this concrete and the idea was put forth for a mural.”

Enter the Joslyn Art Museum’s Kent Bellows Mentoring Program and artist mentor Hugo Zambrano, whose four young painters designed, and are now creating, a new passageway into the garden.

“The students were the ones that generated the ideas,” Zambrano said. “They all each drew different images and then we put them together.”

The mural sections will be connected by flowing, painted river and sky scenes, all painted with spray paint in exquisite detail, blending the different styles of the students.

WOWT: Joslyn art students bring light to Methodist Hospital garden